You should know that Grenell's official start date with Romney was May 1. He was hired but withdrew his employment before his start date, to the dismay of the Romney campaign. Please get your facts straight before you paint Romney as not taking the high road on someone he hired but did not fire. End the NYTimes got it right!
Published: May 2, 2012
Romney Camp Stirred Storm Over Gay Aide
"It was the biggest moment yet for Mitt Romney’s foreign policy team: a conference call last Thursday, dialed into by dozens of news outlets from around the globe, to dissect and denounce President Obama’s record on national security.
It turned out he was at home in Los Angeles, listening in, but stone silent and seething. A few minutes earlier, a senior Romney aide had delivered an unexpected directive, according to several people involved in the call.
“Ric,” said Alex Wong, a policy aide, “the campaign has requested that you not speak on this call.” Mr. Wong added, “It’s best to lay low for now.”
For Mr. Grenell, the message was clear: he had become radioactive. "
Several paragraphs down,
"And with Mr. Grenell not scheduled to start work officially until May 1, the advisers argued that there was no rush to push him into the spotlight." (my bold letters)